Jose Maria Cruz Parra
Jose Maria Cruz Parra was born March 1961 in Santa Clara del Cobre at home, as were his 6 brothers and 3 sisters. All the brothers work with copper as the men in his family have done for as long as anyone can remember. His father taught Jose Maria to make sinks and kitchen tiles and he developed his own business from there. He is married to Erendira Castro and they have 3 children, 2 girls and 1 boy. For fun he likes to take his family to the beach and out to dinner for mole rojo con pollo (red mole with chicken), pescado (fish) and corundas, a specialty found in this area of Michoacan.